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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 2 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 771..


MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

which the appropriation is made to another. Section 16(3) of the act requires that, within three sitting days after the authorisation is given, the Treasurer must present a copy of the direction to the Assembly.

This instrument facilitates the transfer of appropriation for the implementation of the new work safety legislation from the Chief Minister's Department to the Department of Justice and Community Safety, reflecting the transfer of responsibility for the implementation of the new work safety legislation. I commend the paper to the Assembly.

Financial Management Act—instruments

Papers and statement by minister

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Treasurer, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Services and Minister for Women): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 16B—Instruments authorising the rollover of undisbursed appropriation, including statements of reasons, for the following:

ACT Health, dated 6 January 2009.

ACT Planning and Land Authority, dated 6 January 2009.

Canberra Institute of Technology, dated 6 January 2009.

Chief Minister's Department, dated 6 January 2009.

Department of Justice and Community Safety, dated 6 January 2009.

Department of Territory and Municipal Services, dated 6 January 2009.

Department of Treasury, dated 6 January 2009.

Superannuation Provision Account, dated 6 January 2009.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: Section 16B of the Financial Management Act 1996 allows for appropriations to be preserved from one financial year to the next, as outlined in the instrument signed by me as Treasurer. As required by the act, I table a copy of recent authorisations made to rollover undisbursed appropriations from 2007-08 to 2008-09. This package includes eight instruments signed under section 16B. The appropriation being rolled over was not spent during 2007-08 and is still required in 2008-09 for the completion of the projects identified in the individual instruments.

The instruments authorise a total of $55.343 million in rollovers, comprising $8.038 million of recurrent appropriations and $47.305 million of capital injections. These rollovers have been made as the appropriation clearly relates to the project funds or where commitments have been entered into but cash not yet required or expended, for example, where capital works projects or initiatives for which timing of delivery has changed or been delayed, where outstanding contractual or pending


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